The Ricci Scholars Study Abroad Program offers funding to highly qualified students to spend their junior year studying and conducting cross-cultural research at Loyola's John Felice Rome Center and the Loyola Vietnam Center. Students prepare their research proposals and apply for this unique scholarship as sophomores, conduct field research and travel as juniors, and complete their projects as seniors.
Launched in the Fall of 2007, the Ricci scholarship program is supported through a generous gift from a donor to Loyola. Each scholarship covers round-trip travel, language tutorials, program seminars, research expenses, and study travel.
The Ricci program allows students to engage in two cultures within the span of nine months—Western European culture in Rome and Eastern Asian culture in Ho Chi Minh City—and challenges them to integrate these experiences when they come back to the United States. This cultural immersion brings together the cultures of East and West in an educational context that reflects the complexities and opportunities of the 21st century.
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